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Exercises to Strengthen the Root Chakra ~ Guest Post by Jill Magso
The root chakra is connected to
grounding, wholeness and overall security. It relates to a person’s center
which is where inner strength can be found. The root chakra is located at the
very end of the spine between the anus and genitals. It can affect many
physical and emotional issues such as health, survival and even wealth. There
are several ways that the root chakra can be kept healthy and balanced.
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The root chakra can be stimulated by
contracting muscles in the anus and genital region for a few minutes each day.
While sitting or standing the muscle is contracted inward and then relaxed on
exhaling. The muscles can also be contracted during normal walking.
Connection Strengthening Exercise
One of the primary connections of the
root chakra is the feeling of being grounded. An exercise that reinforces this
connection and opens the chakra begins by standing up straight yet relaxed with
feet shoulder width apart. Bending slightly at the knees, the pelvis is pushed
a little forward. The body should be kept balanced so that weight is evenly
distributed over the feet. Press downward so that the body weight sinks to the
soles of the feet and hold for several minutes. Another variation of this exercise
includes rocking the pelvis back and forth while pressing downward.
This exercise designed to find the
center in order to ground the root chakra and is performed each day for five
minutes. It starts the person seeing themselves as the center blossom of an
open lotus. Flower petals are seen lying around and begin to rise around the
person one by one until they are covered in the petals. The person is in the
center of the blossom and light is streaming between the cracks of the petals. The
person is absorbed and becomes the lotus bud. The resulting peace and quiet is
considered the center. The person stays in their center for a few heartbeats
and then lets the blossom slowly unfold, petal by petal.
(Peter Weltevrede, Creative Commons)
Root Chakra Massage
One person can perform a root chakra
massage on another in order to release a blocked chakra. The recipient lies on
the back with a pillow under the knees. The person who is giving the massage
sits to the right. The pelvis is lifted and the giver slides the right hand
under the buttocks and gently presses the root chakra point. The recipient
breaths and imagines the root chakra color of bright red to release its energy.
This yoga position is said to provide
balance and to open the root chakra. It begins with standing with the body and
head straight as though hanging from the center of the head. The knees are
slightly bent and the buttocks are tucked under. With the arms up and breathing
in, a connection is made with the sky and starts. Upon breathing out the arms
go down and connect the sky with the center of the earth.
The root chakra can be exercised and
balanced by stomping the feet on the ground or marching. Squats are good for
balancing the chakra. Dancing is said to be very helpful to grounding and
opening the root chakra. Even housework like cooking and cleaning help ground
the root chakra because of its connection to physical activity. In the
summertime, going barefoot, caring for plants and hugging trees are activities
which stimulate the root chakra.
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Meditations for the Root Chakra
Yoga meditation is believed to ground
the mind and emotion of each chakra. One meditation used for the root chakra
starts with sitting on the floor or in a chair with the legs crossed. The spine
is held straight, the shoulders relaxed and the chest is open. The hands are
rested on the knees with the palms up. Eyes are lightly closed and breathing is
low and deep. Awareness is brought to the location of the root chakra as the
muscles are contracted and relaxed repeatedly for 3 to 5 minutes. Another yoga
technique used to connect to this chakra begins with touching the tip of the
thumbs to the index fingers. Concentration is made on the location of the root
chakra in the area between the anus and genitals. The sound LAM is chanted for